The Pel Mel

Open Enrollment

Maeve Parmelee, Junior and Anna Esteverena, Sophomore

January 29, 2019

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Although taking higher level classes seems exciting to some students, some see it as an immense amount of pressure. In 2014, Pelham Memorial High School introduced a system of open enrollment to students. This program allows students...

Is Gene Alteration Morally Acceptable?

Amanda Mattesi, Sophomore, Associate Graphics Editor

January 29, 2019

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Have you ever wondered what designer babies would look like? Thanks to current advancements in science, it is possible that our world could be filled with genetically-altered people in the future. Current advancements in genome...

Point/Counterpoint: Should the Immigrant Caravan Be Welcomed or Spurned?

Sam Plunkett, Junior and Ella Stern, Senior, Sports Editor and Features Editor

January 25, 2019

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Sam Plunkett, Junior Over the past year, a popular topic of discourse among politicians has been the integrity of our southern border with Mexico. Recently, a large group of Honduran refugees has come through Guatemala and in...

OP-ED: Respect the Tech, Respect It

Nevan Malwana, Sophomore, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2019

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Throughout the halls and classrooms of PMHS, the influence of technology is blatant and dominates nearly all aspects of education. Technology has opened more and more doors for students to have expedient, reliable information...

OP-ED: Let’s Be Blunt About the Dangers of Legalizing Marijuana

Madison Popovic, Junior, Editorial Director

January 24, 2019

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Most people, at one point in their lives, have been warned against the harmful influence of drug use and other narcotic substances. “Just say no!” However, many decide to ignore the cautionary tales of the effects that drugs...

OP-ED: New Year, Old Me

Bernadette Russo, Junior, Associate Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2019

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”I’m going to go to the gym every day this year!” thousands of hopeful people murmur at the onset of the new year. Sorry to say, but it’s probably not going to happen. While the new year is supposed to be a time for new...

OP ED: Too Many Honor So-SIGH-ities?

Daniela Christian, Sophomore, Photography Editor

November 27, 2018

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I’m happy to say that students at PMHS are recognized for all aspects of achievement. But, while it is nice to receive encouragement, is one’s achievement truly unique or even worthy of being singled out if everyone is recognized...

OP ED: Whiting Out White Privilege

Camilla O’Keefe, Junior, Features Editor

November 27, 2018

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White privilege, as defined by the Cambridge Dictionary, is, “the fact of people with white skin having advantages in society that other people do not have.” Historically, fairer-skinned folks of European descent (Vikings,...

OP ED: Redefining Nationalism – – When Politics Becomes a Dirty Word

Stephen Tahbaz, Junior, Editorial Director

November 27, 2018

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The presidency of Donald Trump has been one of the more turbulent chapters in our nation’s history. One consistent theme of his time in office has been his use of non-traditional rhetoric, which has caused a demonstration of...

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